Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad hopes to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. "We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Man falls 40 feet in Weminuche Wilderness; taken to GJ hospital

A 39-year-old man who fell 40 feet while climbing in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango on Tuesday has been taken to a hospital in Grand Junction. A search and rescue mission started around...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Fourth of July revelers heed warnings about fire danger?

As visitors flock to Southwest Colorado for this year's Fourth of July celebration, local agencies are ramping up efforts to warn out-of-town guests about the unprecedented fire danger and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Abandoned boat found crashed on road north of Vallecito Reservoir

An abandoned boat was found in the middle of the road Saturday night just north of Vallecito Reservoir. The marooned vessel was reported on County Road 501 near the intersection with Mushroom Lane,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

416 Fire on track to become Colorado's 5th largest wildfire

The 416 Fire is on track this week to become Colorado's fifth largest wildfire in history, which would place the burn north of Durango behind the state's fourth largest wildfire: the Missionary...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Hunter's Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter's Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Issues at Treasurer's Office increase costs to county

La Plata County will have to spend more money for financial audits until at least 2019 because lingering issues in the Treasurer's Office identified last year have not been fixed and are putting...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Allison Aichele wins primary for La Plata County treasurer

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele won Tuesday's Democratic primary, beating challenger Tim Walsworth. La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker said Tuesday evening that the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

416 Fire grows by 600 acres, expected to increase Monday

The 416 Fire appears to be ramping back up, growing by nearly 600 acres in 24 hours, according to an estimate released Monday. Rain tempered some aspects of the fire June 16 and 17 – causing a...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move, commissioners said on Thursday. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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